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This Open Directory Project category is for printed literary texts available on the Internet--links to Internet literature archive projects such as Project Gutenberg, for example, can be found here. If you are looking for--or wish to submit a site with or related to--literature originally published to the Internet, you may wish to browse the Arts: Online Writing category.
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Medieval and Classical Library - Collection of literary works of classical and medieval civilization. - A private nonprofit project to convert into electronic format and publish the Armenian literary heritage. Also provides information on Armenian culture, history, religion. Project Runeberg - Archive of free ebooks of classic Nordic (Scandinavian) literature. Classic Bookshelf - Free electronic books to read online. The EServer - Includes a variety of literature-related materials, including etext archives of prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction; links. Perseus Project - Includes texts from the classical and Renaissance world. Literature of the Fantastic - A fair-sized collection of classic works of fantasy/sf, along with fantasy/sf-related websites. Library of Southern Literature - There is a collection of approximately 100 texts in HTML and XML. Documents the riches and diversity of Southern experience as presented in its most important literary works. The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) - Provides free access to children's books from around the world. Some books are public domain, others are used by author's permission. Gruntose - Features selected electronic texts, including Doyle, Dumas, and Dana. - Etexts, focusing on classics and general reference works. The Online Literature Library - A small, but easily-navigated selection of online etexts from English literature. Page by Page Books - Hundreds of books in the public domain, divided into HTML pages. Learn Library - Offers books, poems, speeches, plays and essays; includes reader discussion forums. - Free, online illustrated children's stories, 20 best out-of-copyright novels of the 20th century, out-of-copyright nonfiction of the 20th century. Also children's stories. Literature Project - A collection of classic books, poems, speeches, and plays. Site offers online chapter-indexed hypertext that can be easily read and searched and each piece includes downloadable e-text of the work. Literature Online - Links to third party sites, plus literary and reference databases including English and American poetry, drama, and prose, and The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. Requires paid subscription. Hypertexts in American Studies - American literature including works by Poe, Jefferson, Madison, and Twain. Online Texts - Selected online texts on a variety of topics. E-texts and Women's History - From, listing of electronic versions of books, poetry, speeches, and other writings that illuminate women's history. Classic Reader - A collection of classic fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and children's stories. Public Bookshelf - A collection of books in the public domain which can be downloaded. The Classics in ASCII - Public domain fiction and non-fiction etexts at Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy. Bibliomania - Houses an extensive online collection of texts ranging from fiction and poetry to general non-fiction and reference works. World eBook Library - Public domain books in HTML, usually one file per chapter. Offers PDF books to members only. The Internet Archive: Million Book Project - Carnegie Mellon University project to compile digitized texts into a free, searchable digital library. Bookstacks - Free online texts in several languages. Making of America - A digital library of primary sources in 19th-century American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. - A free online collection with thousands of books. - Public domain novels, short stories and plays in HTML format. Classics at the Online Literature Library - Archived electronic texts indexed by author. Adobe Sample eBook Library - Features free sample eBooks including entire books and preview chapters from leading publishers. Adobe Digital Editions software is needed. PDFreeBooks Library - A small collection of free public domain and copyleft books. Read online on iPaper or download free full text versions as PDF. - HTML collection of online classic e-books. Literature Collection - Contains a searchable collection of timeless literature classics. Full Text Archive - Large free and searchable collection of classic books, novels and poems. - Collection of free downloadable ebooks in a variety of popular formats and categories. Free classic e-books - A site with 1000s of free e-books (in pdf format) of the classics and other out of copyright books The Society for the Appreciation of the Post-Dialogic Novel - For theories on the status of the contemporary novel, reviewing texts in print form, with an eye toward the form's evolution via hypertexts and immersive environments.
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